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Olav Mella talks autoimmunity and metabolism in ME/CFS

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Today we share a video lecture by OMF Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Olav Mella of the University of Bergen, Norway. In this lecture, Dr. Mella talks about the evidence for autoimmunity and metabolic disturbances in ME/CFS, and what such findings may mean for treatments. The lecture is in Norwegian but there are...

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Tweak to assay could bolster disease detection (Stanford Medicine News Center)

Author: Hanae Armitage The technique is based on an existing method called a proximity ligation assay, which converts the biomarker into a DNA sequence. A team of School of Medicine researchers has developed a technique that they hope could more precisely detect diseases or disorders such as cancer or a heart attack. The technique is an improved method to detect some...

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An update on Bob Naviaux’s metabolomics validation study

On this #OMFScienceWednesday, we have a promising update on the metabolomics validation study we are funding in Dr. Bob Naviaux’s lab at the University of California, San Diego. This study is designed to independently validate Dr. Naviaux’s groundbreaking findings of metabolic features of ME/CFS, published in 2016. As some of you may remember, Dr. Naviaux’s...

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Cryptovest: Crypto for the Greater Good: Pineapple Fund and Vitalik Buterin Make Major Donations to Worthy Causes

Prominent cryptocurrency donors give back by donating more than a combined total of $7 million to non-profit organizations researching various diseases…The Pineapple Fund, an organization established by an anonymous individual, recently made a crypto donation worth $5 million to the Open Medicine Foundation (OMF). The OMF is a California-based non-profit research organization conducting research into a variety...

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OMF Newsletter – Winter 2018

2018 Begins with a Special $5 Million Gift from the Pineapple Fund Early in January, we were joyfully surprised by a generous $1 million gift from the Pineapple Fund, an anonymous bitcoin investor whose website states “because once you have enough money, money doesn’t matter.” “Pine” said that he/she is “inspired and excited by the...

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Health Rising: Open Medicine Foundation Receives Monster Donation For ME/CFS

The exciting $1 million Pineapple fund donation to the Open Medicine Foundation was just topped by a $4 million donation. That’s $5 million new dollars going into ME/CFS research and Ron Davis’s hands in just the first 30 days or so of 2018.

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US News and World Report: Anonymous Bitcoin Philanthropist Donates $5 Million to Medicine Foundation

“This significant donation will help OMF accelerate and expand current research into ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and other chronic complex diseases and to keep fighting for a better future for patients,” said Linda Tannenbaum, founder and president of OMF.

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Pineapple Fund increases donation to $5 million

Two weeks ago, on January 14, 2018, OMF received a $1 million donation from the Pineapple Fund to “accelerate much-needed research for ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases.” The Pineapple Fund was so moved by the outpouring of appreciation from our US and international OMF family, that today they have increased their commitment with an...

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Ron Davis speaks about ME/CFS at UT Dallas

It’s #OMFScienceWednesday! Last week, Dr. Ron Davis, our Scientific Advisory Board Director and Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, was invited to the University of Texas at Dallas, to speak in their Green Systems Biology Distinguished Lecture Series. He used the opportunity to introduce ME/CFS to approximately 300 biology and bioengineering researchers at UT...

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Ron Davis Talks on ME/CFS…and Texas Listens (HealthRising by Cort Johnson)

Ron Davis was invited to the University of Texas to talk to the biological and bioengineering departments over two days. His long talk was putatively on developing affordable technologies that can be used by doctors, but it ended up being more than that. On the technology side, though, Davis has always been focused on making...

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